Police in Central Province have arrested a female adult identified as Charity Banda aged 36, of Fringilla Compound, a sales woman at Fringilla Butchery in Chisamba in connection with the murder of her step daughter aged eight years on 07th December, 2016.
The accused stacked the body of the deceased girl in a sack and burried it in a rubbish pit after burning it, four meters from the entrance of her house.
To disguise the whole ordeal, she planted some sweet potatoes on top.
The accused person led the Police to the scene and the body was exhumed.
Postmoterm was conducted and results indicated a broken skull.
The remains have been handed over to the deceased’s relatives who have burried them.
The accused person was innitially picked for pouring hot water on her husband identified as Kennedy Chola Chansa aged 35, a welder in Mansa, whilst he was asleep and he is admitted to UTH.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said all started when the husband came to check on the family and inquired about his daughter whom he had not seen since December, 2016.
The accused person who was a step mother to the girl claimed to have taken the girl to a boarding school in Mwachisompola area.
Whenever the husband visited, she pretended the girl was in school.
The accused only revealed after she was apprehended that she killed her step daughter by hitting her head against the wall on 7th December 2016 at about 17:30 Hours.
She is detained in Police custody charged with murder and will soon be slapped with another charge after police officers establish the gravity of injuries suffered by the husband.